1955 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1955 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City (since 1883)
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Leo Durocher
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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The 1955 New York Giants season was the franchise's 73rd season. The team finished in third place in the National League with an 80-74 record, 18½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers. The season ended with the Phillies turning a triple play with the winning run at home plate.[1][2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 0.641 56–21 42–34
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 0.552 13½ 46–31 39–38
New York Giants 80 74 0.519 18½ 44–35 36–39
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 21½ 46–31 31–46
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 79 0.487 23½ 46–31 29–48
Chicago Cubs 72 81 0.471 26 43–33 29–48
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 0.442 30½ 41–36 27–50
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 0.390 38½ 36–39 24–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 14–7–1 12–10 15–7 13–9 16–6 14–8 14–8
Chicago 7–14–1 11–11 7–15 12–10 10–12 11–11 14–8
Cincinnati 10–12 11–11 9–13 9–13 11–11 14–8 11–11
Milwaukee 7–15 15–7 13–9 14–8 14–8 11–11 11–11
New York 9–13 10–12 13–9 8–14 10–12 17–5 13–9
Philadelphia 6–16 12–10 11–11 8–14 12–10 15–7 13–9
Pittsburgh 8–14 11–11 8–14 11–11 5–17 7–15 10–12
St. Louis 8–14 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 9–13 12–10


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1955 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Harris, GailGail Harris 79 263 61 .232 12 36
3B Thompson, HankHank Thompson 135 432 106 .245 17 63
SS Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 115 475 134 .282 9 45

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes 94 187 57 .305 6 32
Taylor, BillBill Taylor 65 64 17 .266 4 12
Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 15 28 6 .214 2 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 38 235.1 14 16 3.33 143
Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 33 185.1 9 10 4.56 79
Burnside, PetePete Burnside 2 12.2 1 0 2.84 2

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Liddle, DonDon Liddle 33 106.1 10 4 4.23 56

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Giel, PaulPaul Giel 34 4 4 0 3.39 47
Corwin, AlAl Corwin 13 0 1 0 4.01 13
Spencer, GeorgeGeorge Spencer 1 0 0 0 5.40 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Bill Rigney
AA Dallas Eagles Texas League Red Davis
A Wilkes-Barre Barons/
Johnstown Johnnies
Eastern League Mike McCormick
A Sioux City Soos Western League John Davenport
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Andy Gilbert
C El Dorado Oilers Cotton States League Salty Parker
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
D Sandersville Giants Georgia State League Pete Pavlick
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Dave Garcia
D Muskogee Giants Sooner State League Richie Klaus

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Minneapolis, Danville, St. Cloud; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Sandersville

Wilkes-Barre franchise transferred to Johnstown and renamed, July 1, 1955[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mays Hits 51st HR As Giants, Phils Split: Triple Play in Ninth Inning Of Nightcap Robs New York of Sweep". Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 26, 1955. p. 22. Retrieved July 4, 2016. It was an inglorious finish, as the Phils got the final three outs in the ninth inning on a triple play after New York had two runners on with none out. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 3, New York Giants 1 (2)". retrosheet.org. September 25, 1955. Retrieved July 4, 2016. Hofman lined into a triple play (shortstop to second to first) [Amalfitano out at second, Lockman out at first][.] 
  3. ^ Marshall Bridges at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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